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Labuk River at Kampung Porog
Water Resources Management
Following the enactment of the Sabah Water Resources Enactment in August 1998, the State Government of Sabah has agreed to appoint the Director of Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to act as the Director of Water Resources to enforce the enactment concerned. Therefore, Water Resources Management has become an additional function for DID.
The Water Resources Management Section was formed in January 1999. This section was formed in accordance to the recommendation of the Sabah Water Resources Master Plan which was formally adopted by the State Government of Sabah in 1995. This development lead to the dissolution of the Hydrology Section which was subsequently absorbed into this newly formed section.
Meteorological Station at Trusan
The major activties of this section are:-
Water Resources Management
To manage the State's water resources in accordance to the State Water Resources Master Plan and to coordinate administrative action for water resources management.
Water Resources Development
To identify opportunities for water use and promote and facilitate the beneficial use of water; and plan for the orderly development and use of water resources and take measures to resolve conflict between water users.
Water Quality and Environment Management
To take action to protect the quantity and quality of water resources and the aquatic environment.
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To develop, implement and monitor catchment plans and other plans related to water resource management including floodplain management plans, surface water management plans, and groundwater management plans.
Water Protection Areas Management
To manage water protection areas to maintain the quantity and quality of water resources and the aquatic environment.
River Corridor Management
To establish river and shore reserves for the purpose of protecting the volume or flow of water in water bodies and preventing the degradation of quality of water resources and damage to aquatic environment in water bodies.
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Water Activities Management
To establish and maintain licensing and/or registration system for water activities.
To establish and maintain a water resources database and prepare reports on the availability, quantity and condition of water resources.
Public Information and Education
To promote the value of water resources through education and information programmes.
Water Resources Management Guidelines and Policies
To develop guidelines and policies related to water resources management.